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Zebra TLP 2844-Z Test page print within Win XP

Good afternoon,

I've purchased a Zebra TLP 2844-Z, set it up & installed all drivers. Next per instructions I configured the device to print on the label size I have with the below properties. When I hit the test printer btn or send data to be printed 2844-Z spools the labels, but doesn't print any characters.

----Paper Layout: Landscape
----Paper Size: User Defined
----Copies: 1
---- Rotate 180: Off
-Media Settings...
----Media Type: Thermal Transfer
----Media Tracking: Use Label Gaps
----Reverse Sensor: Off
-Document Options
----Dispense Mode: None
----Tap To Print: Disabled
----SmartDownload: Off
----Top of Form Backup: Enable
-Device Options
----Print Speed: 4.0 IPS (100 mm/s)
--Head Settings
----Print Darkness: 10
-User Commands
----Start of Job: Do nothing
----End of Job: Do nothing
----Start of Page: Do Nothing
----End of Page: Do Nothing

Any suggestions?

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  • Eng1Lev Jul 29, 2008

    Thank you for the quick reply. Within Win XP "Printers and Faxes" I've right clicked on the "Zebra TLP2844". A new dialog popsup and you have the option to "Print Test Page".

    I've also programmicly tried based upon the post @:

  • zahcen Feb 07, 2009


    I have purchased and installed a zebra 2844 printer. I'm using java code to send commands to the printer, every things works fine, but when the printer cut the label it always cut it outside the gap and the next label is trucanted.

    Can you please help me ?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    What software are you using to print labels with?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    When I send something to print it arrives at the command workstation as 'unknown.
    unknown job title
    unknown user
    We have to send the prints at least 3 times !



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This printer requires special software to print labels with. It uses a unique PCL language to work with. Thats why when you use these printers with Fedex or UPS software, it typically downloads forms first before working.

Zebra used to see a label designer program to work with it. You might want to check with them to see if they still carry it.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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    Been on the phone for hours with Zebra



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